Burning Religion Reading #7: The Inquisition

This reading comes from one of many tall tales called The Adventures of Gwyn Dee. These tales form a small book within a book, which are designed to model a contemporary version of the absurd medieval works of Cervantes or Rabelais, in which Mikhail Bakhtin saw an ambivalent mocking humor turning the world upside down. Along with … More Burning Religion Reading #7: The Inquisition

When the Erotic and the Prophetic Collide: Green Man, sonnet #42

The Bible is filled with erotic stories, erotic poetry, and even erotic prophetic imagery. The stories range from the criminal (the rape and murder of the Levite’s concubine, David’s adultery with Bathsheba and the murder of her husband), to the obscene (Lot’s daughters having sex with their drunken father, the member of the Corinthian Church … More When the Erotic and the Prophetic Collide: Green Man, sonnet #42